Inflatable Pool Slide Recall announced after reports of Death and Severe Injuries

Banzai Inflatable pool water slide recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of around 21,000 Banzai inflatable in-ground pool water slides because they have caused death and severe neck injuries. The slide could become deflated enough that a person could hit their head. Another safety concern is that the slide could fall over and cause injury.

The CPSC said that they know of a 29-year old mother who died after hitting her head at the bottom of the slide. She fractured her neck. The injury occurred when the slide was partly deflated. The retailers received reports of a 24-year old man who became a quadriplegic and a woman had fractured her neck from using the slide. The injuries occurred in a very similar way where they hit their head on the cement at the bottom of the slide.

The slides were sold at WalMart and Toys R Us stores nationwide between January 2005 through June 2009 for around $250. The slides were manufactured in China by Manley Toys, Ltd. The box that the slide came in has the barcode number 2675315734 and model number 15734. The slide itself does not have the model number printed on it. The slide has a blue base and a yellow sliding mat. On the top of the slide is an arch. The words “Banzai Splash” are printed on the side of the slide.

Consumers who have the recalled slides must not use them. Instead, the CPSC is urging consumers to immediately stop using the slides and return them back to a Walmart or Toys R Us store for a full refund. If taking the entire slide back is too much, consumers can cut out the two safety warning notices out of the slide and just return that to the stores to get a refund.

Walmart’s customer service can be reached at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at their website www.walmartstores.com. Toys R Us customer service phone line is (800) 869-7787 and is available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, and their website is www.toysrus.com.

BY: N Wilson

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